Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Well the first Wednesday of the month is upon us and that means it is again time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's IWSG. This is a place for writers to share their insecurities or try to help others with theirs. If you would like to join, follow the link back and sign up.
I guess today the most relevant thing for me to discuss is trying to maintain what you've done and improve upon that.
My first book has been out for a little over a month now and those that have read it seemed to enjoy it. The reviews so far have been positive and I am greatly appreciative of those that have given me and my work a try. I plan on releasing the second installment in August and as such have been writing like a mad person. The deadline is helping me stay productive, but the worry that I will regress with my writing instead of moving forward seems to haunt me every so often.
I don't think this is a bad thing altogether. If I thought my writing was all amazing and wonderful then I wouldn't be seeking to grow. An artist I love by the name of Jim Lee said and here is the actual quote- "Art is a work in progress. Anytime you think 'I am just kicking ass' that is the end of the road for you—your done. Because I think that's when your perception of your work exceeds what you're actually creating."
Now I don't think he means never be happy with what you do. More so, that anytime you think you have just nailed it and there is nothing better you could do, you are no longer pushing yourself to grow. So in this I am glad to have the nerves and the doubt. I guess my struggle now is not letting that doubt take over. I want to be an author, I have chosen it as much as it has chosen me. If this is going to be how I define myself then I must push past the doubt and insecurities to be the best version of that I can be.
Some cool news Wayman Books put out a press release for Elemental. You can check it out here.HERE.
Anyway these are just some things I'm going through, what about you? As always have fun and keep writing.